here's what he remembers
Evil Dead definitely isn't the movie (I'd remember Bruce Campbell in all his B-acting glory). The film I was trying to describe was circa 1975 or 76 at the latest, but probably a few years earlier than that. I was living in Alabama at the time, probably only 5 or 6 years old, when I remember seeing it. I happened to catch it on (I think) TBS of all networks, about four years ago, and could only stomach about an hour of it before I channel surfed. Too many nightmares from way back
I'll see if I can dig it up in the next week or so. It was really a great film for what it was. Couldn't even call it a B-movie, it was so bad, but it was fun and chilling in some ways, even as an adult (probably due partly to my childhood experiences). I just remember so vividly seeing that leg crawl up the stairs and being scared by it, and my mother saying, "Shawn, I think maybe you need to go to bed." Didn't even have to argue with her on that one, as children are so wont to do. I took my scared behind to bed, immediately.
Even now, just thinking about that movie, I shudder. Insomnia claims me tonight, which is why I'm here, and I KNOW I'm going to have nightmares about it tonight lol.
C. Shawn Smith
There's another one that I'm going to have to dig up, but I can't recall the title. Watched it when I was VERY young, but got so scared my parents sent me to bed. All I remember is a witch that was dismembered, and her body parts came back to life. I vividly remember, to this day, watching arms and legs crawl up and down stairs, or a head rolling across a hallway. Saw it one time since then, and couldn't believe how awful it was, but I still had fun with it even then. What the frak was the name of it?!?